Tabor gospel choir to sing at Mattapoisett Museum
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum and the Trustees of the Mattapoisett Christian Church at 5 Church St. will present Tabor Academy’s Celebration Gospel Choir on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6:15 p.m.
The Tabor Celebration Gospel Choir is a 20-voice choir, composed of faculty, staff, and students. It was founded in January, 2023 and had its debut at Tabor Academy’s MLK Jr. 2023 chapel service.
The Choir is led by Tyrone Black, Associate Head of School at Tabor Academy. Its members sing mostly traditional gospel music with a few contemporary pieces, according to a Mattapoisett Museum press release.
“Most places where I have worked, I started a gospel choir ... as a way of bringing people together from all walks of life and singing about the Good News of Jesus Christ, and to spread the love of God through the ministry of song,” said Black. “I felt that Tabor had the right atmosphere/environment to start something new and inviting. It’s a part of my identity, my spirit, my essence. It helps me and probably others find their place of belonging in a spiritually challenging world.”
Most of the songs that will be sung are more traditional gospel songs from the late 20th and early 21st century. They will range from old traditional pieces such as God Is by the late Reverend James Cleveland, to more contemporary pieces called Glory Glory by New Direction. The Choir will also sing a piece with a Caribbean flare, entitled He Reigns Forever, according to the press release.